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Admission Requirements

Application is made to the College of Education Office of Graduate Studies through the Louisiana Tech University Graduate School. All applicants to graduate programs in the College of Education must meet the minimum requirements for graduate-level admission to the University, and be accepted for admission by the Graduate School.


GRE Requirements

Graduate-level applicants to the College of Education are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and must have their official transcripts submitted to the Louisiana Tech University Registrar's Office.

Admission to the program will be determined by an "Admission Score" that is computed by adding the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores.

GRE-V + GRE-Q = Admission Score

To qualify for unconditional admission, the admission score must be 287 or greater AND neither individual score may be less than 142.

To qualify for conditional admission, the admission score must be 283 and or greater AND neither individual score may be less than 141. 


Admission Deadlines

  Domestic International
For Fall Quarter August 1 June 1
Winter Quarter November 1 September 1
Spring Quarter February 1 December 1
Summer Quarter May 1 March 1

Please note that applications to the Master of Education Educational Leadership program will be processed only during Spring and Summer sessions. Applications for admission in Summer Quarter must be completed by April 1 and applications for admission in Fall Quarter must be completed by July 1. Applications processed during Spring Quarter will be for admission in the following Summer Quarter and applications processed during Summer Quarter will be for admission in the following Fall Quarter.


Residence Requirement

A minimum of 24 semester-hours of graduate credit is required to be taken "in residence."


Transfer Credit

A maximum of nine semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred from other regionally accredited institutions if the grades eared are "B" or better and if the credit fulfills requirements for the degree sought. No correspondence credit is applicable. Graduate transfer credit is typically limited to work completed within the past six years.


Grade Point Average Requirement

A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on graduate credit pursued is required. Graduate status will be lost if the cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0. No grade lower than "C" may count towards the degree.


Plan of Study

A signed Plan of Study must be on file with the Graduate Studies office before students are allowed to register for classes.


Time Limit

Students shall have six years from the time of initial enrollment for completion of all program requirements.